Governor Ikpeazu mourns Abia PDP guber candidate, Ikonne, calls for calm

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Governor Victor Ikpeazu of Abia State has mourned the death of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Gubernatorial candidate in the State, Prof Eleazar Ikonne.

Newspot had reported that Ikonne died on Wednesday at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Reacting, Ikpeazu in a statement he personally signed said that Ikonne died after a brief illness.

He commiserated with the family of the late Professor of Optometry, the PDP family and Abians.

Ikpeazu also directed that all flags in Abia State PDP offices be lowered and flown at half mast


”We pray God to have mercy on his soul, grant him eternal rest and give everyone affected by his unfortunate demise the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

”As a mark of honour to our dear departed brother, I hereby direct that all flags in Abia State PDP offices be lowered and flown at half mast while all campaign activities for the party at all levels be suspended until Monday, 30th January, 2023” he said.

The Governor urged all PDP leaders and members to remain calm “as they navigate through this difficult period together.”

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